[last updated 06 July 2020 at 17:37]
France is now starting to re-open many visa application centres around the world.
Not all visa centres in a given country are opening at once, many are coming back online in stages.
You can find out the latest France visa application centre reopening information below.
France uses a number of commercial partners around the world who operate visa application centres. The largest two commercial partners are TLScontact VFS Global, who between them operate approximately 80% of all France visa application centres.
Each commercial partner is working with the French government to determine where and when it’s safe to resume operations. Visa application centres will therefore open in a phased manner – which will be subject to change if circumstances require – and not all visa application centres within a given country will open all at once.
United States of America
There is currently no announcement on when France visa application centres in Australasia will re-open.
There is currently no announcement on when France visa application centres in Europe will re-open.
United Arab Emirates
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) publishes updates to COVID-19 travel restrictions by the hour. You should check this information before making travel plans and we’d strongly recommend you also check both your own government’s travel information.
France does have travel restrictions in place for non-French citizen and non-resident permit holders but is starting to re-open its borders. Nationals of Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State travelling through France on their way home are permitted to enter the country, Be sure to check what controls and restrictions are in place before to apply for a visa or book travel.
Information on this page has been taken from officially published information by TLScontact, VFS Global and other commercial partners. While we try hard to make this information as up-to-date and accurate as possible, due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation there may be inaccuracies. We’d suggest that if you want to the most up-to-date information, do consult the relevant party’s official COVID-19 information pages.